Many Marriages

Many Marriages

Sherwood Anderson

Fiction

"A time will come when love like a sheet of fire will run through the towns and cities. It will tear walls away. It will destroy ugly houses. It will tear ugly clothes off the bodies of men and women. They will build anew and build beautifully," declares John Webster, a quiet middle-aged businessman who has repressed his dreams in order to function as a washing machine manufacturer. Webster gradually awakens to the inner voices that encourage him to abandon his job and family and live what he believes to be the truth of life. His search for spiritual salvation leads to the embrace of a gospel of sexual emancipation — a complete and absolute acceptance of the flesh, without shame or guilt.Praised by F. Scott Fitzgerald as Sherwood Anderson's finest work, Many Marriages reflects the complacency of the United States in the early 20th century. The country had pursued material comfort and profit until it settled into a process as automatic and mechanical as any of...
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Poor White

Poor White

Sherwood Anderson

Fiction

Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Sherwood Anderson, '"Poor White".It is the story of an inventor, Hugh McVey, who rises from poverty on the bank of the Mississippi River. The novel shows the influence of industrialism on the rural heartland of America. Hugh McVey was born in a little hole of a town stuck on a mud bank on the western shore of the Mississippi River in the State of Missouri. It was a miserable place in which to be born. With the exception of a narrow strip of black mud along the river, the land for ten miles back from the town - called in derision by river men "Mudcat Landing" - was almost entirely worthless and unproductive. The soil, yellow, shallow and stony, was tilled, in Hugh's time, by a race of long gaunt men who seemed as exhausted and no-account as the land on which they lived. They were chronically dis-couraged, and the merchants and artisans of the town were in the same state. The merchants, who ran their stores - poor...
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Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio

Sherwood Anderson

Fiction

Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio is a seminal work of art that has had a broad reach in American literature, influencing such famous writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and J. D. Salinger. Sherwood Anderson had the courage to break from tradition and tell his stories in a unique, courageous voice, touching on taboo subjects and exploring psychological themes rarely, if ever, broached in the literature of his day. Any serious study of modern American literature is incomplete without examining the contribution this great writer made to our literary tradition. Michael Segedy, author of Hampton Road and Evil's Root, worked with the illustrator Jose Rivera in sketching key scenes and characters from the novel.
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Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories

Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories

Sherwood Anderson

Fiction

In the winter of 1912, Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941) abruptly left his office and spent three days wandering through the Ohio countryside, a victim of “nervous exhaustion.” Over the next few years, abandoning his family and his business, he resolved to become a writer. Novels and poetry followed, but it was with the story collection Winesburg, Ohio that he found his ideal form, remaking the American short story for the modern era. Hart Crane, one of the first to recognize Anderson’s genius, quickly hailed his accomplishment: “America should read this book on her knees.” Here––for the first time in a single volume––are all the collections Anderson published during his lifetime: Winesburg, Ohio (1919), The Triumph of the Egg (1921), Horses and Men (1923), and Death in the Woods (1933), along with a generous selection of stories left uncollected or unpublished at his death. Exploring the hidden recesses of small town life, these haunting, understated, often sexually frank stories pivot on seemingly quiet moments when lives change, futures are recast, and pasts come to reckon. They transformed the tone of American storytelling, inspiring writers like Hemingway, Faulkner, and Mailer, and defining a tradition of midwestern fiction that includes Charles Baxter, editor of this volume.
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Complete Works of Sherwood Anderson

Complete Works of Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson

Fiction

The pioneering novelist and short story writer, Sherwood Anderson strongly influenced American writing in the Interwar period, producing works notable for their subjective and self-revealing content. His modernist prose style, based on everyday speech and derived from the experimental writing of Gertrude Stein, was markedly influential on Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Sadly, many of Anderson’s works have remained out of print for decades, in spite of his important place in the development of modernist literature. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Anderson’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Description * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Anderson’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 8 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * All of the story collections — available in no other eBook * Rare uncollected short stories * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Anderson’s rare poetry collections – available in no other collection * Includes Anderson’s plays and the scarce essay collection ‘Alice and the Lost Novel’ – spend hours exploring the author’s diverse woks * Features two autobiographies – discover Anderson’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres CONTENTS: The Novels Windy McPherson’s Son Marching Men Poor White Many Marriages Dark Laughter Tar: A Midwest Childhood Beyond Desire Kit Brandon: A Portrait The Short Story Collections Winesburg, Ohio The Triumph of the Egg Horses and Men Death in the Woods and Other Stories Uncollected Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Plays Plays, Winesburg and Others The Poetry Collections Mid-American Chants A New Testament The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Non-Fiction Alice and the Lost Novel The Autobiographies A Story Teller’s Story Sherwood Anderson’s Notebook
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